Sheppard Stand A Chance At No 1 Album This Week MIDWEEK REPORT
Sheppard photo, Ros O'Gorman Photography, noise11

Sheppard, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Sheppard Stand A Chance At No 1 Album This Week MIDWEEK REPORT

by Gavin Ryan on July 23, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Sheppard’s ‘Bomb’s Away’ stands a chance at popping up to no 1 this week and Paloma Faith looks like having the number one single.

Paloma Faith leapt into the ARIA Top 10 from 82 to 7 this week with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”, and at the end of last week’s sales period it was No.1 on several digital providers charts’, and now this week it looks like it might leap to the top of the national charts.

It does have some competition from this weeks No.29 song “It’s My Birthday” by and Cody Wise (UK #1 two weeks ago), which they both performed on The Voice finale on Monday night and it looks likely to leap into the top five or higher this weekend, whilst an even bigger leap is expected from the new Gabrielle Aplin single “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” (New TW-86) which has been used in the current ‘House Husbands’ ads and could leap into the same chart region as Will.

The leaping should continue for G.R.L. (TW-41 to 16) and “Ugly Heart” which could climb into the Top 5, meaning all of this upward movement is going to push The Madden Brothers down from the top spot with “We Are Done” after two weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart. Ella Henderson’s jump with “Ghost” to No.3 and David Guetta’s No.2 debut with “Lovers on the Sun” should both slide back down this week, same with Ariana Grande and Zedd with “Break Free”, whilst Sheppard’s performance of “Geronimo” on The Voice Grand Final should secure it within the Top 10 for another week, alongside a returning Charli XCX with “Boom Clap” and possibly Tove Lo with “Stay High”.

George Ezra jumped to No.32 this week with “Budapest”, which looks set to leap into the Top 20 this weekend, whilst John Legend’s “All of Me” (TW-56) should leap back into the Top 30 due to it being sung on X-Factor this week. The teaming of Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora on “Black Widow” returned at No.85 this week, and now that it’s the official new single from Iggy’s “The New Classic” album, it looks set to leap into the Top 30, with the highest debut possibly occurring just outside of the Top 30, Meghan Trainor with the sassy sounding track “All About the Bass”, followed closely by the climbing Vance Joy track “Mess is Mine” (New TW-37) and the next release from the forthcoming Hilltop Hoods album (due Aug 8th) entitled “Pyramid Building” within the Top 40 region.

Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” was sung as a duet on The Voice between Joel and Frank, which could return the track into the Top 50 this weekend, whilst The Voice winner Anja Nissen should see her debut from this week at No.57, “I Have Nothing” climb into the Top 50, her debut single released at the end of this week, whilst Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah with “Crazy Stupid Love” could debut within the same area.

The Voice also had third-placed Johnny Rollins singing his audition track by Labrinth and Emeli Sande, their version of “Beneath Your Beautiful” could return within the Top 60, and a bunch of X-Factor performances should help older tracks to climb and return, “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit (TW-88) and “Halo” by Beyonce (TW-80) both into the Top 70, Pink with “Nobody Knows” and Bastille with “Pompeii” (both Top 80) and the Switchfoot track “Dare You to Move” (HP-35, Jan 2005).

Further entries could come from GO COMET! with their dance track “Worlds Apart”, which is used in the promo’s for Channel 7 news (true!!) within the Top 80, Oliver Heldes and Becky Hill with the dance track “Gecko (Overdrive)”, The Presets new single “No Fun”, and possibly rapper Hopsin with the self-named explicit track “Ill Mind of Hopsin 7”.

Sheppard’s debut at No.2 this week with their first album “Bombs Away” looks set to climb to the top spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week, helped by a lack of major releases and their appearance on The Voice Grand Final on Monday night.

They do have some competition from former No.1 album (and current UK #1 for a fourth week) “x” by Ed Sheeran, but also jumping up into the Top 5 should be Paloma Faith with “A Perfect Contradiction” (re-enters TW-26) and Gabrielle Aplin’s “English Rain” (re-entered TW-86), with both albums looking for their first week within the Top 10. Retaining their Top 10 status should be Rise Against, Taylor Henderson, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sia, and Coldplay and possibly for the last week the ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack.

The highest new entry should come via the fourteenth studio album for ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, “Mandatory Fun”, which if it did enter within the Top 10, would become his first EVER top ten placing on the Australian Albums chart (his previous highest was 1999’s “Running With Scissors”, HP-18). Landing a Top 20 debut could be Jessica Mauboy with her ‘iTunes Session’, whilst the recently re-screened Paul Kelly documentary on the ABC should see his “Songs of the South: Greatest Hits” collection return to the Top 30, whilst also shooting for a Top 30 berth are Like Thieves with their “Autumn’s Twilight” EP.

George Ezra’s bounding up the singles chart should translate to the albums chart this week, as “Wanted on Voyage” (New TW-94) could leap into the Top 30, whilst current visitor to our shores Asgeir should see his former top ten albums “In the Silence” returns within the Top 40. Lower down we should see entries from La Roux with their second set “Trouble in Paradise” (Top 60), (Hed) PE with “Evolution” (Top 70), which is their ninth studio album, and they haven’t charted here in Australia since 2003’s “Blackout” (HP-58, LP#3). Thelma Plum could see her EP “Monsters” enter and the soundtrack to the new Zach Braff film “Wish I Was Here” could both sneak into the Top 100.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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